“Mise-en-place is the religion of all good line cooks. Do not fuck with a line cook’s ‘meez’ — meaning his setup, his carefully arranged supplies of sea salt, rough-cracked pepper, softened butter, cooking oil, wine, backups, and so on. As a cook, your station, and its condition, its state of readiness, is an extension of your nervous system… The universe is in order when your station is set up the way you like it: you know where to find everything with your eyes closed, everything you need during the course of the shift is at the ready at arm’s reach, your defenses are deployed. If you let your mise-en-place run down, get dirty and disorganized, you’ll quickly find yourself spinning in place and calling for backup. I worked with a chef who used to step behind the line to a dirty cook’s station in the middle of a rush to explain why the offending cook was falling behind. He’d press his palm down on the cutting board, which was littered with peppercorns, spattered sauce, bits of parsley, bread crumbs and the usual flotsam and jetsam that accumulates quickly on a station if not constantly wiped away with a moist side towel. “You see this?” he’d inquire, raising his palm so that the cook could see the bits of dirt and scraps sticking to his chef’s palm. “That’s what the inside of your head looks like now.” — Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential
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I have been running a small set of tests by setting up and running to see how online stores can and do work, and also to test random ideas I get, or read, or just stumble on. Below is a list of notes I made from my trial and error.
To quote Nassim Taleb, " Please, don’t drive a school bus blindfolded."
Crush it - reading notes - commentary
Find your niche, a niche you are passionate about and own your niche, the goal is to communicate with as people as possible about your interests, your passions.
You can lose just as much money doing what you like and making a business around it as you can trying to create a business you think will go, but you are not excited about.
Your excitement shows, people will know if you believe what you are saying.
NLP Part 6 - Neurolinguistic Programming Notes
Creating Rapport and Strong Relationships
Other people are the most valuable resource we have. Networks matter.
83% of all sales are predicted on the customer liking the salesman.
Successful people know how to make relationships last.
You are not in the business of selling - you are in the business of relationships
3 Steps to build relationships;
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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